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The Zone

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American, Eclectic, Café, Fusion
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Chang Lam | Gpo 415, Thimphu 11001, Bhutan
+975 2 331 441
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 50
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  • 57
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Do it!

Lovely vibe in here, great food which ranges from continental (check out the yak burgers!), local and indian. Highly recommended!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
John H
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Lovely vibe in here, great food which ranges from continental (check out the yak burgers!), local and indian. Highly recommended!

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Brisbane, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I love this place, not really sure why though. It is a cozy little pub which serves food, has a nice mix of beers and other drinks, and a fairly typical mix of Bhutanese and "western" snacks/meals. I think the atmosphere, a meeting place of locals and visitors, the friendliness of the staff, just makes it complete. Excellent!

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Kolkata, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Be here for good arabica and some great munches. Do not miss the Yak Meat Burger, its delicious. You could order pint beer or the regular line of bar offerings... The open air sit out is definitely the choice if its nor raining or snowing.

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Hannover, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Not only a place for good coffee, but also for great cakes and yummy burgers! You can find nice corners to sit with your friends. Friendly and helpful staff.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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176 reviews 176 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

The ambience and furnishing will give you the feeling of wooden furnishing house. I love their preparations of local must have dish - emadasi, chilli and cheese, served with rice! Locally prepared masala tea is really yummy here. Other cuisines such as pasta, pizza and do on. Indoor and outdoor dining is available.

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New Delhi, India
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I loved the ambiance at the zone cafe. went there twice during my trip to Thimphu. I found the food very average. I would give it 10 on 10 for ambiance but the food can definitely be improved. I had ordered a beef burger which was not well cooked. The Pork thukpa was quite nice.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A small bar & restaurant with very friendly service and a very relaxed ambiance. Nice pastries, decent burgers (beef or yak). Possibly the cleanest bathroom among restaurants in Thimphu. The couch is usually reserved for locals

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Taipei, Taiwan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

The Zone is a little place on Chang Lam, with a few picnic tables outside. The food is okay, and the ice-cream smoothies are pretty good. A pizza and a beer are probably a safe choice, but again, all of the food is okay but not brilliant. If you've had enough of the chillies and cheese diet and craving some... More 

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My wife & me had a dinner over there. They had various type of European+Local dishes out there. Both Quality & Quantity were awesome.

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tallinn
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Apart from the high end hotels, there is very little where to relax and feel kind of homy, European way. It had a right mix of Western sanity and Bhutanese flavor (i.e. Yak ribs, yum-yum). Good free wifi. If you are in Thimphu for couple of days, don't bother visiting, sample Ema Datsi and Momos somewhere else. If you have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Chang Lam | Gpo 415, Thimphu 11001, Bhutan
  • Location: Asia  >  Bhutan  >  Thimphu District  >  Thimphu
  • Phone Number: +975 2 331 441

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, Eclectic, Café, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?